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Lawn & Garden

Overview

Georgia's agreeable climate means that residents of the state have ample opportunities to exercise their green thumbs. Whether it's lush lawns or riots of flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs, home gardeners in Georgia have many options for beautifying their landscapes. Topics in this section include:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
    Home gardeners will find pubs, news, and web resources about small-scale fruit and vegetable production.
  • Lawn Care
    Tame your lawn with tips and advice from Extension experts.
  • Ornamentals
    Learn how flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses can beautify and add value to home landscapes.

Publications

Featured Publications

Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens (B 894)
In order to maintain a lush, green lawn and productive garden, supplemental water in the form of irrigation is often needed during peak water use periods. Two basic types of irrigation are suitable for the home landscape: sprinkler irrigation and drip (or trickle) irrigation. This publication contains comprehensive information about irrigating lawns and gardens.

To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.

News

To see all of our Extension news stories, visit Georgia FACES.

Websites

UGA-affiliated

  • Department of Horticulture
    Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
  • Georgia Master Gardener
    Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
  • Home & Garden Drought
    Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.

External sites

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
    Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
  • Walter Reeves
    A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
  • Your Southern Garden
    The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.

Training

UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training
    Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.